SIAC names Tuskegee’s India Blakely and Albany State’s Lachlan Ross Woman and Man of the Year

Courtesy Tyler Williams Associate Commissioneer of Communications and Senior Woman Administrator of the SIAC The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) has announced the inaugural SIAC Woman and Man of the Year honorees, sponsored by GEICO. India Blakely, a women’s basketball player and captain at Tuskegee University, majoring in Occupational Therapy, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Woman of the Year. Lachlan Ross, an international baseball player at Albany State University majoring in Accounting, is the first recipient of the 2022 SIAC Man of the Year. The Man and Woman…

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Alabama A&M names Otis Hughley Jr as 10th Men’s Basketball Head Coach

via Joshua L. Darling, AAMU Sports Information Director Alabama A&M Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks has announced the hiring of Olympic and former National Basketball Association (NBA) coach Otis Hughley, Jr. as the Bulldogs head men’s basketball coach on Monday, April 18. “First, I would like to thank the search committee for their tireless work in conducting a national search for our next head men’s basketball coach,” said Hicks. “Not only does Otis bring a wealth of experience at every level possible, but he also knows Alabama having gone to school and coached in the…

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Tennessee State Basketball signs 3-star forward Learic Davis

Via Tennessee State University Athletics The Tennessee State men’s basketball team announces the signing of Learic Davis, a three-star prospect out of Milwaukee, WI. The 6’7″ guard played at Milwaukee Bradley Tech under coach Shon Haralson, leading the Trojans to a 17-6 record and a conference championship. Davis averaged 24 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and five steals per game.  “I picked TSU because when I visited it felt like home.” Davis said, “I had a fun experience when I was there, hanging with the guys on campus, touring the…

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Camille Downs named to VaSID All-State Second Team

Via Norfolk State Athletics With award season winding down, Norfolk State star Camille Downs has added one more recognition to her resume before the summer. Downs was named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) University Division All-State Second Team, the organization announced on Thursday. The Fredericksburg, Virginia native has racked up accolades entire season. Downs averaged a conference-best 3.3 steals per game, ranking fourth in the country on her way to being named MEAC Defensive Player of the Year. She became just the fourth player in NSU history to record 10…

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Albany State’s Jordan Simpson named to BOXTOROW All-American Team

Courtesy of Albany State Athletics As the 2021-22 college basketball season begins to wind down, BOXTOROW releases its 13th annual Division II HBCU All-America teams. West Virginia State guard Glen Abrams has been named BOXTOROW Division II Player of the Year. The graduate student from Chicago, Ill. finished seventh in the Mountain East Conference in scoring (19.6), led the conference in three-point field goals made per game (3.0), averaged 4.0 rebounds per game, and averaged 3.0 assists per game. He scored 30 or more points in a game four times,…

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Grambling’s Alexis Holt named BOXTOROW All-American

Courtesy of Grambling State Athletic Communications Grambling State University graduate guard Alexis Holt was named to the BOXTOROW All-American Team on Wednesday.  Holt, a First Team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) performer and SWAC All-Tournament team selection, played in all 30 games for Grambling State. She averaged 36.6 minutes, while contributing 17.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game. In addition, the Epps, La. native shot nearly 41 percent from the floor and 74.2 percent from the foul line.  In the conference tournament, Holt played all 40 minutes…

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Texas Southern’s A.J Lawson tapped to participate in 2022 Dos Equis 3x3U National Championship

Courtesy of Texas Southern Athletics Texas Southern graduate guard A.J. Lawson has been selected to participate in the 2022 Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship, scheduled for April 1-3 at The Sugar Mill in New Orleans. Sixty-four players, who have elected to begin their professional careers, will represent all 32 Division I conferences and compete for their share of $150,000 – one of the largest prize purses at any FIBA 3×3 sanctioned events – by teaming up with other aspiring pro prospects from around the country. Each conference will be paired…

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For HBCUs, the time is now

February 19, 2022 was truly a monumental day for HBCU sports. Cleveland, which is in the midst of hosting NBA All-Star weekend also was the setting for the inaugural HBCU Classic, which featured a matchup between MEAC schools Howard and Morgan State aired on NBA TV. It was tightly contested affiar that Howard pulled out 68-66. Later that afternoon the NFL Network broadcasted the first-ever HBCU Legacy Bowl, which ”is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” Team Gaither, named…

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Talladega’s Championship quest comes up short against Loyola

From talladegatornaoes.com KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An outstanding season by Talladega came to a close in the NAIA National Championship with a loss to the Loyola (La.) Wolf Pack by a score of 71-56. The Tornadoes, playing less than 24 hours after a nail-biting overtime victory over Thomas More, put up a valiant effort against Loyola, which finished the season 37-1. The Tornadoes concluded the stellar season at 32-6. Four of the six losses were to the Wolf Pack.   Leading the way for head coach Chris Wright‘s experienced team (nine seniors…

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Texas Southern takes over in second half to win SWAC Tournament

87 TSU 62 Alcorn Team 1 2 F TSU 42  45  87 Alcorn 38  24  62 Behind a strong second half, Texas Southern defeated Alcorn State 87-62 Saturday afternoon to claim their tenth SWAC Tournament. TxSU lead for a majority of the first half, leading by as much as ten at 23-13 on a Jordan Gilliam made free throw with 11:10 remaining in the half, however the opening twenty minutes of play was a competitive one. It saw four ties and a pair of lead changes. A free throw from Joirdon…

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